Experience Football without the Censorship as Blitz: The League II Ships to Stores
All-Time Great Lawrence Taylor Stars As Midway Delivers Classic Fast-Paced and Hard-Hitting Action Without Kowtowing To League Restrictions
CHICAGO - Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced that Blitz: The League® II has shipped to stores for the Xbox®360 videogame and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and is expected to be available soon for an U.S. MSRP of $59.99.
Blitz: The League II builds on the fast-paced, over-the-top football action that is a trademark of the Blitz franchise with all-new tackles, gruesome injuries and touchdown celebrations that allow more player control than ever before. The hallmark Blitz brutality can be found throughout Blitz: The League II, including the return of the franchise’s trademark late hits.
“Without the typical restrictions associated with the ’No Fun League,’ Blitz: The League II is able to offer up an entirely new treatment of pro football, touching on topics otherwise considered taboo,” said Miguel Iribarren, senior vice president - publishing, Midway. “Lawrence Taylor returns as our cover athlete, and he’s the perfect symbol of the grittier, real-life side of football that only a title like Blitz: The League II can portray.”
Cover athlete Lawrence Taylor returns as Quentin Sands, the baddest man in the league and leader of the New York Nightmare. Joining Taylor are comedians Frank Caliendo and Jay Mohr. Caliendo provides the voices for our familiar-sounding color commentator and the prison warden, while Mohr naturally lends his talents as the game’s agent. Peter Egan, of ESPN’s Playmakers fame, returns to pen the most entertaining Blitz storyline yet.
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About Blitz: The League II
As the sequel to the more than one million-unit selling and award-winning football experience, Blitz: The League II continues the franchise legacy as the ultimate alternative to the watered-down, licensed competition. In addition to an all-new story penned by Peter Egan (ESPN’s Playmakers), Blitz: The League II features include: Precision-Aim Tackles, player-controlled touchdown celebrations, an enhanced on-the-field Clash Mode, online multiplayer capabilities, expanded rosters with new personalities, and the return of a cornerstone of the Blitz franchise...Late Hits! Football legend Lawrence Taylor returns as the game’s cover-athlete and star linebacker for the New York Nightmare, Quentin Sands, along with a star-studded supporting cast, including comedians Frank Caliendo and Jay Mohr.
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at www.midway.com.
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